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Michigan Beachtowns

The 7 Beachtowns of Michigan are sparkling gems along a 200-mile stretch of the state's sandy Lake Michigan shores. Plan your getaway to Grand Haven, Holland, South Haven, St. Joseph, Muskegon, Silver Lake Sand Dunes and Saugatuck

Each town has its own vibe and unique attractions, but all boast pristine miles of sugar-sand beaches and spectacular sunsets. You will be charmed by these quaint towns as  you relax on a vacation getaway or travel along the historic West Michigan Pike.

Relaxing, carefree days are still primetime here, or you can hike towering dunes, enjoy authentic shopping and dining, take in the natural wonders, visit a farm market, and explore art and culture as you make your way through Michigan's Beachtowns.

Michigan's Beachtowns along the Historic West Michigan Pike

You will be charmed by these quaint towns as  you relax on a vacation getaway or travel along the historic West Michigan Pike


white sand and green grassweed on the beach at sunset

Named one of "America's Prettiest Towns" by Forbes Magazine and an "All-American City by the National Civic League. Visit

Grand Haven

Hikers will enjoy the many trails our area has to offer, from the shores of Lake Michigan to the rolling woodlands of West Michigan. Visit
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Visit the charming and historic downtown shopping districts in Saugatuck and Douglas, filled with art galleries, boutique shops, and amazing restaurants. Visit


Experience Michigan's beautiful autumn, and a fun fall tradition. Celebrate the vibrant colors of our woods, dunes and water. Visit

St. Joseph

Stop and enjoy the sunsets, they are amazing. Visit 

Silver Lake Sand Dunes

Our lofty, 2,000-acre sand mountain separates miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and the 690-acre inland Silver Lake. Visit

dune buggy on the sand at silver lake sand dunes
South Haven

Combining unspoiled beach beauty with old-fashioned charm, South Haven offers an idyllic lakeside escape. Stop for a photo op at our historic lighthouse. Visit